Wilkins Investment Counsel Has Boosted General Electric (GE) Holding; Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Covered By 7 Bulls

September 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Among 9 analysts covering Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Applied Optoelectronics had 25 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained the shares of AAOI in report on Friday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, June 20. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Needham maintained the shares of AAOI in report on Monday, July 24 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $9000 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Raymond James. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. DA Davidson maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 14 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 3 by Piper Jaffray. See Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) latest ratings:

05/09/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy New Target: $103.0000 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy New Target: $107.0000 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0000 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $43.0000 Downgrade
03/08/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $87.0000 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0000 Maintain
20/07/2017 Broker: BWS Financial Rating: Sell New Target: $25.0000
21/07/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy
14/07/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0000 Maintain

Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc increased General Electric (GE) stake by 8.7% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc acquired 10,925 shares as General Electric (GE)’s stock declined 7.64%. The Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc holds 136,558 shares with $4.32 million value, up from 125,633 last quarter. General Electric now has $207.18 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.09 on September 15, reaching $23.93. About 66.56 million shares traded or 79.21% up from the average. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

The stock increased 1.80% or $1.03 on September 15, reaching $58.3. About 1.87 million shares traded. Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) has risen 622.05% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 605.35% the S&P500.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. is a vertically integrated well-known provider of fiber-optic networking products, primarily for networking end markets, such as Internet data center, cable television , fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and telecommunications (telecom). The company has market cap of $1.13 billion. The Firm creates and makes a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to turnkey equipment. It has a 13.86 P/E ratio. To Internet data center operators, it supplies optical transceivers that plug into switches and servers within the data center and allow these network devices to send and receive data over fiber optic cables.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $7.88 million activity. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $640,471 was made by Yeh Shu-Hua (Joshua) on Wednesday, May 10. 507 Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) shares with value of $35,490 were sold by Kuo David C. On Thursday, June 15 Chang Hung-Lun (Fred) sold $601,086 worth of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) or 10,000 shares. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $2.16M was sold by Yeh William H. On Thursday, May 11 the insider BLACK RICHARD B sold $64,370. Murry Stefan J. sold 3,168 shares worth $201,185. 22,500 shares valued at $1.46M were sold by Lin Chewei on Wednesday, May 10.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.21 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.23, from 1.98 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Applied Optoelectronics Inc shares while 33 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 13.00 million shares or 3.94% more from 12.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Ledyard Bancorp accumulated 540 shares. Northern Tru holds 170,180 shares. State Street Corp stated it has 262,066 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Selz Ltd Com holds 1.55% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 258,000 shares. 52,306 are held by Putnam Invests Limited Liability. Alliancebernstein L P accumulated 0% or 13,500 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 13,798 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership has 72,533 shares. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al invested in 15,417 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 100,633 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Amer has 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI). 335 were accumulated by Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp. Raymond James Fincl Serv Advisors Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI). Meeder Asset Incorporated accumulated 142 shares or 0% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Ins The stated it has 11,053 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 0 sales for $3.37 million activity. Shares for $110,800 were bought by Beattie William G on Wednesday, May 17. IMMELT JEFFREY R bought $2.81 million worth of stock or 100,000 shares.

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